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    These Polish scientists have built an Olga Tokarczuk books calculator.

    Dan Sheehan

    March 2, 2022, 10:55am

    Eager to crack the spine on one of Olga Tokarczuk’s many acclaimed novels but unsure of where to begin? Packing for a vacation and want to make sure your Olga T book selection is the right one? Game show host just asked you to list the 2018 Nobel laureate’s translated works in ascending order of length for a chance to win a handsome new Audi Q3?

    Well, friend, your worries are over.

    Yes, to celebrate the long-awaited English language translation of Tokarczuk’s magnum opus, The Books of Jacob, a couple of enterprising young Polish scientists/book lovers have built a tool to help you make the most of your Tokarczuk reading experience.

    Maria Kluziak, a cognitive scientist, and Julia Żuławińska, a biotechnology student, have created the Olga Tokarczuk Books Calculator, which creates a proposed reading plan for you, the budding Tokarczuk superfan, based on your priorities, available reading time, and reading speed.

    Try it for yourself here.